The 2022 FIFA World Cup is in full swing, with thegame kicking off Round of 16 on Dec. 3. The annual soccer -- or "football" -- tournament boasts the title of most-watched sporting event on the planet, and that legacy is anticipated to continue this year, with FIFA projecting that around 5 billion people will tune in to the action.
Keep reading to find out how you can join that crowd and catch the best games, including today's World Cup games.
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Budget option for streaming Fox Sports: Sling TV (Blue tier), $40 per month
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When does the 2022 FIFA World Cup start?
The 2022 World Cup is being held in Qatar this year. The tournament runs through Dec. 18. It's the first winter World Cup in the history of the entire competition. 32 of the top national teams will compete across 64 matches.
During the Round of 16 (which runs from Dec. 3-Dec. 9), games kick off at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST, so West Coast folks, full 2022 World Cup schedule, check out the guide put together by our sister site, CBS Sports.. For the
Is the U.S. men's national soccer team still in the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
With their Nov. 29 victory over Iran, the U.S men's national soccer team will advance to the Round of 16 stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The U.S. will face off against the Netherlands on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST. For more info on, we've got you covered with a .
How to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup at home
Here are some ways to watch the World Cup, including cable, antennas, free streaming and paid streaming subscriptions.
Fox and Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
Fox owns the exclusive English-language rights to broadcast the World Cup in the US. So if you've already get Fox through your TV provider, you can catch every World Cup game on either Fox or FS1. Don't currently have a TV provider? Don't sweat it. There are plenty of ways to tune into World Cup coverage, including through a digital antenna or live TV streaming subscription. Check out all the ways you can watch World Cup games on Fox and FS1 below.
Sling TV is essentially a low-priced collection of local and cable TV channels offered over streaming. For the World Cup, Sling's Blue tier will get you both Fox and FS1 at a relative bargain of $40 a month.
Plus, Sling offers new users half off their first month of any package, including the Blue tier. There's no long-term contract, so you can cancel at any time.
U Must Have amplified HD digital TV antenna
If you want to catch soccer games without paying for a cable or streaming subscription, an indoor HD digital TV antenna is the way to go. For just $29, it'll deliver any live-aired, free-TV World Cup coverage in your area, plus all the other over-the-air content available in your area. Just connect the antenna to your set, and watch. It's the 20th century TV-viewing experience with 21st century technology.
FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to almost every channel fans could need -- including Fox and FS1. Packages also include CBS, NBC, ESPN, NFL RedZone and more. In addition to soccer, FuboTV offers NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS.
DirecTV Stream isn't cheap, but it streams all the networks a sports fan could want, including Fox and FS1. Plus, almost everything you'd need to watch every game of the 2022 NFL season. DirecTV Stream's Entertainment tier (the least expensive one) offers Fox, FS1, NBC, ESPN and more for $70 a month.
Right now you can save $30 over your first three months when you enter promo code SCORE at checkout.
Hulu+ Live TV
A $70 monthly subscription to Hulu+ Live TV offers access to Fox and FS1, making it super easy for regular Hulu users to tune into all the World Cup action.
Vidgo's English Plus package has Fox and FS1, but notably not Telemundo, so if you're hoping to tune into both English and Spanish World Cup coverage, Vidgo may not be for you. The package also includes 20 hours of free DVR for the first 90 days.
Free ways to watch the FIFA World Cup
In addition to games airing on Fox Sports, fans can catch some World Cup games free on Peacock, plus watch replays of every soccer game free on Tubi.
Watch the World Cup in Spanish on Peacock
Spanish speakers -- and fans who don't mind watching in another language -- all 64 World cup matches will stream with Spanish coverage on Peacock. The first 12 matches will be free for anyone to watch, but the rest of the 52 games will only be available for Peacock Premium subscribers.
There are two tiers of Peacock Premium: the $5 per month ad-supported tier, and the $10 per month ad-free option.
Watch World Cup replays free on Tubi
Replays of World Cup games will be available on Tubi TV for free after live games finish airing. This could be a good free option for Americans who don't want to tune in to those early morning games -- just be sure to avoid seeing the score.
Best soccer jerseys to gift this year
The best gift to give a soccer fan this year? A jersey from their favorite team. Shop our top picks below or jump right to picking out their team's jersey.
Mexico National Team Adidas 2022/23 home authentic blank jersey
Deemed by soccer fans and media alike as "one of the most stylish kits" of the 2022 World Cup, the Mexico men's national team jersey features a sleek style with rich green color and a bold serpent pattern across the chest.
USMNT Nike 2022/23 home breathe stadium replica blank jersey
Cheering on Team USA this year? Deck yourself out in a USMNT Nike jersey.
Brazil National Team Nike 2022/23 away breathe stadium replica blank jersey
Rooting for Brazil in the 2022 World Cup? This national team Nike jersey is perfect for your next watch party.
Lionel Messi Argentina 22/23 authentic home jersey by Adidas
A Lionel Messi fan is sure to love this authentic home Messi Adidas jersey.
Best World Cup soccer ball gift ideas
Not sure which teams they're rooting for? A great gift for soccer fans is, of course, a soccer ball -- especially one of the 2022 FIFA World Cup balls.
Al Rihla Pro ball
An easy gift to give the soccer fan in your life? The official match ball of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Al Rihla mini ball
The mini version of the official match ball of the 2022 FIFA World Cup makes an adorable stocking stuffer.
Other great gifts for soccer fans
Scarves, shoes, games and more ways to rep your team.
Adidas Ultraboost DNA X Copa World Cup shoes
These soccer-inspired running shoes are made in part with recycled materials and are designed to celebrate the World Cup with a classic soccer boot-inspired look. Available in four team colors.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 England scarf
Bundle up with England's team scarf.
USMNT Binho board game
Have fun playing soccer yourself while you cheer on Team USA in the World Cup with this portable tabletop soccer game.
Custom 2022 World Cup beer glass
Give a toast to your favorite World Cup team with this customizable trophy beer glass.
Bonus soccer gift idea: One-month subscription to Sling TV
Sling TV is essentially a low-priced collection of local and cable TV channels offered over streaming. For the World Cup, Sling's Blue tier will get you both Fox and FS1 at a relative bargain.
Plus, Sling is currently offering new users half off their first month of any package, including the Blue tier. So you can gift a soccer fan an easy way to stream the rest of the World Cup -- which ends Dec. 18 -- for just $20.
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